EPPO Global Database

Myroxylon balsamum(MYXBA)

Code created in: 2004-04-22

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: MYXBA
  • Preferred name: Myroxylon balsamum
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Harms


Mexico, Central America, South America (northwest). Source of incense. Introduced in India, Sri Lanka, Malesia (Java), western and central Africa, USA (Florida), Caribbean

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Myroxylon balsamum var. balsamum (Linnaeus) Harms
Myroxylon toluiferum Kunth
Toluifera balsamum Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
balsam of Tolu English
Tolu balsam English
Tolu-Balsambaum German
baumier de Tolu French
balsamo de Tolu Spanish
balsamo Italian
sandalo Italian
bálsamo-de-tolu Portuguese